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Morgan Pressel

Full name: Morgan Pressel
Born: May 23, 1988 (age 22)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality: United States
Residence: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional: 2005
Current tour(s): LPGA (joined 2006)
Professional wins: 4

Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship Won 2007
LPGA Championship T6: 2008
U.S. Women's Open T2: 2005
Women's British Open T56: 2006
Achievements and awards
AJGA Player of the Year 2005
AJGA Nancy Lopez Award 2006

In 2001, as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. This record stood until 2007, when Alexis Thompson, another 12-year-old, beat the record by several months.

In 2005, at the age of 17, she was one of three co-leaders starting the final round of the U.S. Women's Open, and finished in a tie for second place. Pressel was tied for first on the 18th fairway when Birdie Kim holed out from the bunker on 18 to give her a one-stroke lead. Pressel made a bogey on the 18th to lose by two strokes. Her second-place finish gave her a share of the low amateur honors with Brittany Lang.

In 2005, Pressel won the North and South Women's Amateur Golf Championship at Pinehurst, and the most important amateur event, the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship. Pressel also finished her amateur career as 2005 Girls American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior Player of the Year.

Professional career
Pressel turned professional in November 2005, after appealing to the LPGA to become a member as a 17-year-old. LPGA rules state that members must be 18 years old. She played part-time on the tour while still attending high school until her graduation in May 2006.
She earned her first victory in 2007 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. With the win, Pressel became the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA major golf tournament at 18 years old.

She is represented by IMG sports management agency and has endorsement deals with Callaway Golf, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Oakley. Pressel made her first hole-in-one as a professional golfer on July 15, 2007, at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. It was a 152-yard par 3 -- hole 6 for the tournament. It was not enough to win, though; Se Ri Pak won the event for the fifth time.

Professional wins (4)
LPGA Tour (2)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
1Apr 1, 2007Kraft Nabisco Championship-3 (74–72–70–69=285)1 strokeCatriona Matthew Brittany Lincicome Suzann Pettersen
2Oct 19, 2008Kapalua LPGA Classic-8 (72–72–67–69=280)1 strokeSuzann Pettersen

Major championships Wins (1)
YearChampionshipWinning ScoreMarginRunner(s)-up
2007Kraft Nabisco Championship−3 (74–72–70–69=285)1 strokeBrittany Lincicome, Catriona Matthew, Suzann Pettersen

LPGA Tour career summary
YearTournaments playedCuts madeWins2nd3rdTop 10sBest finishEarnings ($)Money list rankScoring averageScoring rank

Solheim Cup Record
YearTotal MatchesTotal W-L-HSingles W-L-HFoursomes W-L-HFourballs W-L-HPoints WonPoints %
200741–2–11–0–0 def. A. S๖renstam 2&10–1–0 lost w/ N. Gulbis 3&20–1–1 halved w/ P. Creamer, lost w/ C. Kerr 3&21.537.5%
200932–0–11–0–0 def. A. Nordqvist 3&21–0–0 won w/ K. McPherson 2up0–0–1 halved w/ M. Wie2.583.3%

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